Advantage Multi for dogs is a treatment for parasites and fleas in dogs of various sizes and breeds. With multiple dosage ranges, this topical solution can be used to soothe the symptoms common in dogs suffering from heartworms by treating the circulating microfilariae as well as for fighting against flees and mange. This solution can also be used to treat other common parasites, such as roundworms, whipworms and hookworms, and may also prevent heartworm disease. This product can be used to treat sarcoptic mange or to stop fleas and flea eggs without an oral treatment.
Ingredients and Application
This solution uses active ingredients Imidacloprid and Moxidectin, both of which absorb into your dog's skin to take action in the bloodstream. Apply the solution by puncturing the seal on the tip of the applicator bottle, spreading the hair between the shoulders of your dog, depositing the entire bottle of solution and massaging it into the dog's skin once a month. You should take care that your dog is standing while you apply the solution and is not able to lick the solution, especially for the first thirty minutes after application. Make sure not to administer this product orally or to use this product on humans or other animals.
Dogs to be administered Advantage Multi for Dogs should be at least 7 weeks old and weight at least 3 lbs. Different sizes of single use applicators are required based on the size of the dog. There are 5 standardized dosages of Advantage Multi, each suffixed with a number corresponding to the maximum weight of dogs for which the solution is sufficient. For dogs between 3 and 9 lbs, use Advantage Multi 9. For dogs between 9.1 and 20 lbs, Advantage Multi 20 is appropriate. Advantage Multi 55 should be used for dogs between 20.1 lbs and 55 pounds, while Advantage Multi 88 should be used for dogs between 55.1 pounds and 88 pounds. Finally, Advantage Multi 110 is for dogs between 88.1 and 110 pounds, with heavier dogs needing a combination of these tubes based on weight.
Possible Side effects and Safety Concerns
Possible side effects of using Advantage Multi include localized pruritus, diarrhea, pyoderma, hematochezia, lethargy, loss of appetite and vomiting. Call your vet if your dog experiences any of these side effects.
Advantage Multi has been shown to be safe to use in combination with anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, immunotherapeutics, NSAIDS, MAO inhibitors, ACE inhibitors, ophthalmic medications, sympathomimetics, urinary acidifiers, thyroid hormones, antihistamines, antimicrobials, synthetic estrogens and anticonvulsants in a controlled study.
This product should not be used without having thoroughly referenced all safety information packages with it. Dogs should undergo testing by a veterinarian to establish whether the dog has heartworms. If heartworms are found, ask your veterinarian if your dog should be treated with an adulticide to remove them prior to the use of Advantage Multi. Advantage Multi might not be safe to use the same day as adulticide and is not for use in treating adult D. Immitis.